James Holt is a singer/songwriter from Manchester and, with his unique blend of alternative rock and folk, is receiving attention and praise from music industry giants and the listening public alike.
James Holt self-releases his second EP, ‘Sanguine On the Rocks’ on Friday 29th April 2016. The twenty-two year old, who has already attracted the attention of Brian Eno, has produced a collection of songs which belie his age. This is a solo record in the truest sense of the phrase, Holt having composed the songs, played all of instruments and then recorded and mixed the EP.
James’ song 'Whatever Happened to John?' was chosen by Brian Eno. Brian Eno, a world-renowned producer, said of the track: "Brisk, funny, exciting. Great drumming. This track feels fresh and exciting to listen to". James is particularly pleased because he recorded and produced the song himself. Brian Eno chose the song via the NOISE Festival 2014 and James was invited to meet Eno at his John Peel lecture for BBC Music.
James' debut EP 'In the Face of It All' was released in March 2015. It has since received fabulous reviews and support from music industry professionals and radio stations.
James performs regularly (solo and with a band) at venues and festivals in towns and cities across the UK and recently performed solo at the Royal Albert Hall for the Music for Youth Proms 2015.
He has recently had radio plays on BBC Manchester 'Introducing' (also going in for a live session) and BBC Lancashire 'Introducing', Radio X’s ‘This Feeling’, Mike Sweeney BBC Manchester, BBC Radio 6, FAB Radio International, Allfm, student radio, local radio and has also been featured numerous times on Fresh On the Net’s FRESH FAVES. He has been featured on 'Never Enough Notes' and has been spotlighted in the Unsigned Guide and the Manchester Evening News.